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, hurricane sandy will come ashore, bringing some of the most dangerous conditions seen in decades. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down, and coastal communities have already been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday. all eyes on sandy, what's going to be a very tough probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empt
first". the entire northeast including major cities from washington to boston bracing for sandy. it is a monster storm. it is projected to bring life threatening storm surges with hurricane force winds and even heavy snow to some parts of west virginia. in the meantime sandy has shut down some airlines mountain transit into the new york area. the new york stock exchange stools a schools and banks as w. >> we have live team coverage for you. peter doocy sis live in delawar. mriz bette pran in the outer banks of north carolina. first we start with maria molina for the latest on sandy's path. where is sandy now? >> it is more than 300 miles away from the new york city areas to the south and southeast. we have an update from the national hurricane center. hurricane center moves through the storm and found out sandy has further intensified. the pressure dropped more and incredibly low out across the latitudes. maximum sustained winds stronger as well at 85 miles per hour. sandy is forecast to continue to strengthen and becoming post tropical system or extra tropical system that is no
>>> super storm sandy is responsible for over a dozen deaths in the u.s. leaving millions without power and billions in damage. >>> federal, state and local resources will be pouring into the most affected areas as high winds and flooding continues into today. and with one week before americans fix their next president, thepossibility that the storm could impact a hugely important jobs report. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, it was everything we feared, and it's not over yet. sandy has claimed at least 16 lives, left more than 7 million without power, caused massive flooding and paralyzed cities and towns all across the northeast. it is no longer a hurricane, but it is a disaster. take a look at this brand new video as the roof of a shed is completely ripped away. this was during the height of the storm as it barreled into point pleasant beach, new jersey. that's one of the many spots along the jersey shore waking up to a mess this morning. >>> first, more amazing video. from water the fire, 50 homes are destroyed as flames tor
up and the rain continues to fall. but this is only the beginning of super storm sandy. we are tracking it for you all morning long. >> as we ride out the hurricane together, abc2 news is working for you. it's going to be a storm like no other storm we have seen whether you are dealing with power outages or flash flooding we have all the information you need to know to keep you and your family safe so stay with us this morning. team coverage starts right now. and we are on a half-hour early for you this morning because of hurricane sandy. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. storm has been tracked for a number of days but lynette and wyatt and mike doing all they can to keep you ahead of the storm a live shout on the outer banks of north carolina kill devil hill has been a hot spot. number of reports out of there. you see the waves rolling in. >> because of that we have had evacuations all up and down the east coast. most people listening to them not everybody is. so we have a lot to cover this morning. let's get to the weather. >> all right. l
>>> getting you ready for the super storm. sandy creeps up the coast, threatening to bring us 4e6heav rain and winds. amtrak is already cancelling some service tonight as the storm getscloser. grocery shelves are empty. good evening, i'm chris gordon. we have team coverage of sandy tonight from throughout the d.c. metro area to rehoboth beach. we begin with storm team four doug kammerer with the latest on sandy's track. >> we have the latest track out there chris, that track brings it very close to our region and once again, the forecast not real letter changing all that much. the forecasts have been very good over the past couple days on when this storm is going to be going. you can see where it is right now, just off the coast of georgia here, here's savannah georgia, it's due east of savannah georgia. it's still a hurricane. the national hurricane center thought this would be a tropical storm, it's still a hurricane, still holding on, we're seeing strong wind as long the north carolina coast line. here's the winds, 75 mes an hour. moving to the northeast at 14 miles an hour. it
>>> she is here and deadly. hurricane sandy and to blame for two deaths in maryland. this morning we're bringing you the latest. as had heavy rain and high winds continue out there. we start this tuesday morning. look at that tree on the house. >> from the beach to the mountains, we have your covered this morning with the super storm that hit every part of our state. we have team coverage. thank you for joining us, tuesday morning. megan pringle. >> and charlie crowson. all right. we are going to go to the nation capital. it was hit hard. this is the constitution. the winds whipping there. the wind and the rain. it the right a live shot this morning in baltimore. >> yes. that is a community that is seeing a lot of flooding. that is the case throughout central maryland. flooding in areas, down trees and debris in the other areas. so, you might be wondering are we out of the woods yet? here is lynette charles. >>> all right. megan, what is in store. more wind and also more rain coming in across the area. let's talk about hurricane sandy. what is going on with it right now. it is pos
>>> this morning on "world news now" -- shut down for sandy. life in much of the northeast has ground to a halt. as we await the arrival of this super storm. >> the warnings have been dire. and now the hurricane looks like it will live up to the worst predictions with 50 million people in its path. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> it feels strange to say good morning. it's more like an ominous morning for so many of us today. what a weird monday morning. we have you covered. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. as hurricane sandy will be slamming into the east coast, but its impact is going to be felt across the country. as everything from air travel to the federal government to the stock market is shut down. in the calm before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the
. thank you, brandi. >>> we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire turned a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters
of entertainment studios. caught lightning in a bottle. >> awe of course the big news, hurricane sandy is on a dangerous collision course with the east coast expected to cause havoc for millions of folks who will face property damage as well as some times pretty lengthy power outages as well. >> new jersey and seven other states and the district of columbia, are all under states of emergency. it is the jersey shore expected to bear the brunt of hurricane sandy which is on track to make landfall a little bit later today or early tuesday. >> the list of canceled flights, well as the you can imagine that list keeps growing. more than 7,000,000 scrubbed so far and the ripple effect of the airline shutdowns will be felt across the country for several days to come. now the impact is starting to spread to europe and asia as well as airlines cancel flights to new york, washington and big u.s. cities. of course, the biggest, new york. we are bracing for the worst in the big apple. sandy makes its slow approach. mass transit, comes to a grinding halt. more than 1 million school children are stay
of people informed. we greatly appreciate it. that's more for us. more on superstorm sandy all night on cnn. >>> hello, welcome to cnn's special coverage of the super storm sandy. we want to welcome our international viewers as well from around the world. it's 1:00 in the morning east coast time here in atlanta and we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all hour long. really into the night. no hype, overestimates or anything on this one. damage estimates are in the billions. sandy is big. sandy is powerful and she is a killer. already at least 12 people have been reported dead in the u.s. five alone in new york. 5.3 million people are without power. 23 states are under wind advisories. damage from the wind alone could top $3 million. and sandy is already response iblg f67 deaths in caribbeans. >> roads flooded out. the water rising above the cars in some locals. this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the u.s. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, you name it, even snowstorms are threatening the l
>>> sandy's wake. the superstorm leaves behind a trail of destruction, killing people, destroying communities and plunging millions into darkness. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones. >> never thought i would see what i saw today ever. >> and the storm keeps churning while the worst may be over for the east coast, sandy delivers wind, rain and snow to inland areas. >>> it was a surprise. we thought it was just going to rain. >> and thoughts turn to cleaning up after the historic storm. the true power of sandy comes into focus. >> oh, my god. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 31, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the devastation from superstorm sandy has millions along the east coast wondering when and if their lives will return to normal. >> president obama travels to new jersey to see the destruction firsthand. the mega storm killed 51 people many by falling trees. at one point 8.5 million homes and businesses in 17 states were without power. more than 18,100 flights have been cancelled s
, 7:00 in the west. what is sandy's track right now? >> we're in a little break of wind and rain. a lot of people have decided to come out and take a look at the water. don't like that, because there's so much more ahead of this storm. let's show you what it looks like with the satellite picture. we'll show you that satellite, that entire cloud span from the carolinas and bermuda, basically, all the way up the eastern seaboard. we have seen a little eye come and go in this storm. it continues to strengthen on its path. here is the path. follow the red line. this storm, by about -- depending on the model you go with, by 8:00 tonight on midnight tonight this storm is making landfall on that jersey shore some place near atlantic city. there are some bad pictures to see with this storm. the effects have already been devastating. look at this house in rodanthe, north carolina, parts are breaking off and falling into the ocean. north carolina saw more than six inches of rain in the past 24 hours. sandy's winds could be up to 90 miles an hour this afternoon. 24-foot waves off the southe
sandy but first meteorologist topper shutt in the weather center. >> i could have been in many ways, we were lucky. of course some folks would argue with that. but i think across the board, we were pretty lucky. let's start with the radar picture and still under the influence in you will of the circulation of quote sandy unquote. we still have showers around the metro area and it's kind of weird with the southwest wind we have temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. so it feels like march outside and notice the showers go all the way back to -- chicago. this is still a pretty big storm. we'll zo in a little bit. some showers around the beltway and some snow you mp the divide into garrett county. this is pretty good snow going on too. pictures coming up in about a 15 minutes or so -- 15 minutes or so. mixture of snow and rain in cumberland and a cold rain winchester northward. the historical perspective of sandy. largest hurricane by diameter. 945 miles in diameter. igor was 920 and olga back in 1921 with 965 miles. for better perspective we'll move the hurricane on land okay and
>>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. president barack obama suspending his campaigning, now back to the primary duties of his job as the country's leader. just moments ago he was at fema headquarters in washington, d.c. talking about the hurricane. let's listen in. >> good afternoon, everybody. obviously all of us across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic going north, you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here, the various agencies that are in charge, including the department of defense, department of energy and others that are going to need to respond very quickly. under craig fugate's leadership here at fema, we've had a chance to talk to the region al officials as well, a
♪ >>> making news in america this morning. >> special coverage of hurricane sandy. a massive storm. it's spinning towards a landfall along the nation's most densely populated corridor. 50 million people feeling its effects. >>> storm surge and a foot of rain in some places are set to submerge huge areas on the water. the fears that once the power goes out, the hardest in places will be in the dark for up to a week. >>> the nation's largest city, new york, may as well be a ghost town this morning. pun transit, schools even the stock markets all closed. >>> and away from the storm on a brighter note, a giant sweep for san francisco. the giants are world series champions for the second time in just three seasons. >>> good morning, everybody. only one story really to report today. we're going to begin with the danger and potential devastation from hurricane sandy. the massive storm is spinning straight toward the east coast, on track to be the worst case scenario. forecasters and millions of people in its path have feared. >> regular activities have already ground to a halt in much of
coming up. >>> we received the latest advisory when it comes to hurricane sandy. we will show you the forecast and intensity. this is a bad one guys, stay tuned for that. >>> we are looking at what we are dealing within the bay area. this is a live look at san jose. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. you are watching bay area from us. >>> they must be giants. the giants sweeping their way to a second world series title in just three years. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. jon kelley has the day off. >> i'm marla tellez. the giants are the new world series champs and a big story this season. redemption. barry zito erased all of the past failures. >> and sandoval went from bench warmer from the 2010 world series to 2012 world series mvp. >> we have team coverage on all things giants this morning. bob redell is awaiting the team's homecoming at at&t park. christie smith is keeping an eye on the fan celebrations. let's start with lauren scott in detroit who was in the locker room. lawrence, good morning. >> reporter: what a tremendous
storms as he seen. this one caught him by surprise. unbelievable. >> it was the perfect storm. sandy fueled a massive fire in queens, one of the most destructive in the history of the city. >> this story is beyond heartbreaking. the wind-driven flames ripped through block after block, destroying more than 100 homes, 111, latest count. firefighters managed to rescue two dozen people. floodwaters kept them from tackling the blaze full on. before it was over, the neighborhood was unrecognizable reduced to nothing but smouldering ash. >> the life got ripped out of you. that's a good description. >> i have over 34 years on the job. i have never seen this before. this amount of devastation. >> amazingly there only a few minor injuries. breezy point was also devastated on 9/11, losing 37 residents, including firefighters in the world trade center. also the home currently to a representative in congress as well. >> take a look at the video. it is apocalyptic, the scenes. in all, 111 homes all burned. they don't know the cause just yet. that is look a movie scene out of there. out of all the
is keeping up with sandy. again, water levels 2 to 3 feet above normal. sea witch festivals have been canceled. the mandatory evacuation in place for anybody tt is within 3/4 mile of the beach and delaware bay. you have mandatory evacuations in place until 8:00 this evening. we cannot remind you enough about the severity of the situation and for you to go out and buy supplies if you have not already done so and prepare to begin leaving the coastal region. we still spotted some people out here this morning, trying to take pictures, coming out for morning jogs and just taking a glimpse at mother nature. >> we came down for the weekend and got here on friday and heard, you know, sandy and everything. we're still going to go. took a chance and we're leaving now, we're heading back. right now, you know, pennsylvania, they're saying they're in a state of emergency and all that. we're going to take our chances, hope we get back safely. >> we've also got to mention we are anticipating a full moon tonight, which is going to make for even higher water conditions. look at this. just inching in,
area chapters of the red cross super storm sandy. meanwhile the red cross is conducting blood drives in unaffected states. officials said they have been 100 blood drive campaigns in 11 east coast is already due to the storm. >> on hurricane sandy when that storm is now and where it is expect to go. plus a look at our weather. >> to put some of this into perspective 13 ft. storm surge flooded manhattan's tip. sandy has been downgraded to a poster of all cyclone. we saw the maximum sustained winds of 60 mi. per hour. i want to take a wider look at the storm and you can see how massive if he is. the red on the screen indicate heavy to moderate rainfalls you consider blue on your screen indicate where we are seeing snow in the appalachians. the storm is particularly nasty because it is a conversion of two separate systems. we have a category one hurricane coming west. and cold air coming south from the arctiw >> just to show you how much rainfall we are expecting at the 7:00 a.m. our a 10th of an inch for washington d.c.. trace amounts for new york city not to bet just yet. as we head to
and expecting two to three feet by wednesday morning. this is post tropical cyclone sandy. it did make landfall near atlantic city earlier this evening. you see the bands of rain continuing to move in. right now i sti is still windy n atlantic city. peak wind gusts to 46 miles an york and the battery in actually peak water level was 13.88 feet. that is all-time record. this system will continue to work its way up to the northwest and to the north, but the effects of it in the form of rain and snow will continue all the way through wednesday, possibly even beyond. we have rain coming to the bay area. i'll be back with live doppler 7-hd. >> carolyn: members of the california national guard are headed east. 88 troops took off in transport planes at moffett field. they will report to north carolina and be knriopd in there. red cross has cancelled hundred blood drives on the east coast and to help make up for the blood loss there are several blood drives taking place here this week. we'll let you know where to go on our website. >> dan: the storm is massive. as a result. thousands of flights were ca
>>> welcome to our extended coverage of 9news tracking hurricane sandy. >> the storm made landfall not far from atlantic city in the last hour. here's what else we can tell you tonight. the federal government will be closed again tomorrow, as will most school systems in our area including d.c., alexandria and fairfax. prince george's, charles, frederick and montgomery county schools. you can see the full list at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring y
and the dramatic story of the ship that sailed into the heart of sandy battling 18-foot waves until it capsized and sank. a passenger saw a heroic helicopter pilot coming to save them. >>> and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, a landmark line a ghost town. >>> and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force on every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >>> good evening, and welcome to this special one-hour edition of "world news," and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on shore. winds now at 90 miles per hour, and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight our extreme weather team is all over the storm zone ready to report, so let's go straight to abc's meteorologist ginger zee, who is right in the bull's-eye as the storm is hitting the shore now in atlantic city, new jersey. ginger? >> we're es
your head-start to home cooked. >>> fog the big story nationwide sandy. good morning thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. president obama has declared new york and long island disaster areas because of the damage they've suffered from superstorm sandy live look at new jersey flooding is a big problem. so far 17 deaths are attributed to the storm. more than seven million up and down the east coast without power, 13 foot storm surge caused widespread flooding. tahman bradley in maryland with an update. >> reporter: along the east coast, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark 1.5 million evacuated sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast, 80 mile per hour wind as and flooding high tides, rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater. >> people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded. new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in the dark given all the various hazards that w
park. right now to our continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. >> the national guard is on the move to help. 88 left today from moffett field they're head together east coast after the storm pushes through. that unit is pushing up two planes with choppers and water boats it will deploy from charlotte, north carolina. thousands of flights have been cancelled because of hurricane sandy, that is stranding travelers here in the bay area. >> david louie joins us live from san francisco international airport with more, david? >> the question is closing down those airports... the word cancelled appeared all over the boards, some airlines set up areas just to handle paengss. dr. evans and the family saw their flight cancelled yesterday. he has cancer patients scheduled for chemotherapy. >> only way to figure out how to get home before waens was to fly to st. louis through denver with a three-hour layover, then drive to massachusetts. 22 hours. >> that is a nightmare. >> it's a mess, a mess. i just hope we're safe, driving. >> this passenger flying from l.a. to newark, new jersey. she ended
to those affected by all of this. >>> sandy hit new jersey the hardest piling boats on top of one another. just like toys you would see pieing them under water and under p sand. mandy is -- many are saying they will start to rebuild. how are people coping there? >> we are in a tiny town in southern new jersey on the delaware bay. it is pretty deserted as we pulled in this morning. any one who will be back in their homes will be heartbroken in this tiny little town. there's only one road in and out of this area. evacuation orders were in effect. from what we understand at least half of the residents did heed those warnings. if you take a look at what sandy left behind they will be glad they did. debris is strewn every where. there's a home on the backside here that you can't quite see. it looks like a wall of water slammed into it and blew it open. almost looks like it exploded from the inside. this white house swept off of its foundation. this scene is repeated up and down this road that is muddy and still very wet and people's belongings strewn all over their power lines down propane tan
the big story today sandy. she has been the story for a while. what you want to know am i going lose power? is my home going to be flooded. linda so is out live at bwi where flights are delayed and canceled and that's bge's staging area. >> point a hot sot when it comes to flooding when the -- a who the spot when it comes -- hot spot when it comes to flood and we could see it with sandy. >> let's check the weather with meteorologist lynette charles. how is it looking. >> we don't have another update. the next one will be in maybe a little before 8:00. but at the 5:00 advisory look what we had. hurricane sandy winds sustained at 85 miles an hour. so it has begun to strengthen once again. and look at the pressure. 946 it keeps dropping. that is strong intense system that we are dealing with right now. it's about 300 miles east southeast of ocean city and continues to make its way up the coast as we go through the remainder of today. already, dropping plenty of rain across the eastern shore and all this is funneling in from the east to the west. that alone shows you how crazy the s
of manhattan are under evacuation orders. hurricane sandy is making her presence felt along the north carolina coast. it's bringing rain, big waves and strong winds. and here's a live picture from atlantic city, new jersey. the camera is shaking in the wind ask there's rain there as well. sandy is expected to get a power punch when it collides with two other storms, and that super storm could dump rain or snow over 800 miles from the east coast to the great lakes. >>> good evening, thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. we beginning our team coverage of the developing storm with leigh glaser. i understand sandy is expected to come ashore tomorrow? >> leigh: late monday night, throughout the morning hours on tuesday, and looks like atlantic city could be the place where the superstorm makes landfall. let get to live doppler 7hd. you can see -- we're going to put the satellite on there as well. cape hatteras, north carolina, 50 miles-per-hour winds, virginia beach, virginia as well. 45 miles-per-hour, and you can see the rain bands churning and moving inland. the width of the storm, over 500 m
sandy. much of that devastation centered on new jersey where the powerful storm came ashore. a storm almost 900 miles wide, growing rest were from the atlantic at 30 miles-per-hour last night. hurricane sandy was a monster storm, one that has killed at least 39 people in this country after killing nearly 70 people in the caribbean since last friday. hundreds of thousands of people evacuated as the storm advanced in its wake billions of dollars in damage, more than 8 million people tonight without power. the hurricane slammed into the northeast with winds upwards of 90 miles-per-hour and a record-breaking 14-foot east coast storm surge, tearing up coastal communities up and down the eastern seaboard. sandy making her landfall in southern new jersey and, as you can see, the resort-laden jersey shore beach communities were among the hardest hit. you're looking at the most recent overhead images, punishing winds and massive flooding turning the casino town into a raging river. governor chris christie calling the damage simply unthinkable. even before it made landfall the storm did not sp
, now, good morning maryland. >> a monster is on the way and you should expect the worst. sandy means business this morning. we are working for you this morning with every thing that you need to know to keep you and your family safe. thanks for joining us it's monday morning. we have extended live team coverage of hurricane sandy the big story today. >> all right. let's get to meteorologist lynette charles who is tracking the storm letting us know when it could make its way into maryland. >> yes. as i say the next 24 hours is where we are looking at it to make landfall in the southern new jersey so with that we are going to be very windy and very rany and we have storm surge and also flooding that's going to be taking place. so it's staying strong. the wind sustained now at about 85 miles an hour. still moving off towards the north and it has not quite yet takeent westerly jog that the -- taken the westerly jog that will set its ice on us. we are dealing with plenty of rain pushing into the area. we can still see how large this system is. and these winds tropical storm force winds ext
.com/giants. >> the clock is winding down for people on the east coast to prepare for hurricane sandy. expected to come ashore tonight. there's potential for flooding and power outages that could affect millions. >> conditions along the coast have been steadily getting worse. >> the ocean is angry right now and we're going to see a storm surge. >> sandy is massive. hurricane force winds extend out 175 miles from the storm's eye. >> look at these huge waves up to 40 feet. that's why we're so concerned. >> officials say time is running out to get to safety. >> you better do what they say. the ocean shows you no mercy. >> as hurricane sandy moves in, many folks in beach areas have moved out. mandatory evacuation warnings. many wondering how much damage this storm will do. >> i don't think people are as prepared as they should be. >> mary lives near the beach and her brother is a meteorologist. >>> officials predict a storm surge of 11 feet. >> mandatory evacuation. >> 375,000 new yorkers have been ordered to evacuate. >> we have two little kids so pack all of our stuff and leave. >> new york's subway and
we started at 4:00 on the east coast. join us tomorrow morning as sandy makes landfall. >> remember, we want you to be a part of our time. share the pictures with us. letteryoureport at foxnews.com. you report at fox news.com. send us your pictures and stay safe. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records i
, everyone. special coverage for the hurricane, hurricane sandy, size and scope unprecedented and the hurricane wreaking havoc. good morning, it is monday and october 29th. >> steve: meanwhile, we'll take you live to delaware. waves expected to reach heights of 20 feet. >> brian: check this out. looks like snow. it is it sea foam blanketing the shore in north carolina . >> steve: pretty but deadly . we have live teem coverage on the coast. peter doocy in delaware and fox news meterologist maria molina is in the weather center. we'll start there and get the latest on sandy. >> good morning, everyone. sandy has continued to strengthen. hurricane hunters flying through the storm and found that the minimum central pressure lowered 596 milibar accident it is breaking records in the portion of the northeast as we make landfall and the winds have picked up at 85 miles per hour and more strengthening is forecast before sandy makes landfall. it could have maximum sustained winds then. and stronger gusts are always possible. it is not a hurricane, it is making a transition to a nor'east
already cancelled because of sandy on the east coast. you can see the storm track starting to slide a little farther south that means offshore warm wind we had over the weekend, gone. onshore cooling, the reason why we have the clouds and fog and mist hanging in the air this morning. the clouds will be back to the coast by noon upper 50s there, the rest of us mid to upper 60s clouds remain at the coast sunny spots will push knew the low 60s possibly the mid 60s during the afternoon the rest of us in the low to mid 70s, clouds start pushing back into the bay around 7:00, mid 60s for you, near 70, 7:00, inland 59 along the coast. next couple of days, cooler tomorrow more cloud cover, rain tricky on when it is going to get in your neighborhood, best guess now north bay you are going to have a wet halloween everybody else dry. rain thursday morning also that will be the coolest day in the forecast. . >> as i was standing here the fog bankrolled in this is supposed to be san rafael 101 now you can't see anything past the civic center in both directions. down to the bay bridge, a little m
to the extreme weather we are experiencing that is monster storm sandy lashing out at the northeast leaving millions and millions of people without power. at least 16 people dead so far. take a look at some of these incredible images we have gotten in. in queens new york towned power lines sparking a massive fire there. you can see that in the top box. in norfolk virginia front yards completely flooded there. one of the hard ets hit areas jersey shore. atlantic city is now under water. >> we live team coverage for you this morning. todd is live and marine awe molina in the weather center kelly wright in virginia beach. >> i am being told we are going to start with you, maria. we need to find out where this storm is and where it is heading. >> it made land fall yesterday outside of the atlantic city area. not so much because of the rainfall mostly because of the storm surge. that is also a record that we set across the area. motor manhattan and the hudson river. we heard about significant damage to subway lines through tunnels during some flooding right now even water on runways. we have bee
first". sandy slamming the east coast with a direct hit moving on to ravage even more of the northeast. nearly 5 million people. 5 million people are in the dark this morning. the monster storm is also responsible for at least 16 deaths so far. >>> take a look here at some of the images that are coming in. in queens new york downed power lines sparksing a massive fire. 50 homes destroyed overnighted. in norfolk virginia front yards completely destroyed by the fire. some of the hardest hit areas the jersey shore where strong winds really whip around these traffic lights in see side heights. atlantic city sunder water. >> we have live team coverage for you. kelly wright is in delaware, todd starnes in new york city. maria molina in our weather center tracking the storm telling us where it is going. we are going to start in new york with todd. good morning. >> good morning. i have to tell you the big story is the fire in queens new york. it is a section called far rockaway over by the atlantic ocean. this was in the evacuation zone some 50 homes caught fire. that fire started around 11:00
>>> it's being called the perfect storm. sandy just named a tropical storm ontrack to collide with the winter weather system. >>> new forecast models just coming in. what it means forour area. all ahead on news 4 today. good morning everyone. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. it is saturday, october 27, 2012. we have states of emergency issued in d.c., maryland, and virginia. >> with the storm approaching on the weekend that means a mad rush on supplies. brace yourself for long lines and empty shelves at grocery stores. >> you'll be hard pressed to find power generators. some hardware stores have already sold out. power loss could be a big deal with this storm. >> let's find out the latest on the storm's track with meteorologist chuck bell. it's been downgraded a little bit. that doesn't mean we're in the clear. >> don't be fooled by the fact it is no longer a hurricane and moving down to tropical storm. that has absolutely nothing to do with how big of an impact that storm is going to have on us. we all knew all along it would not be a tropical system by the time it got
on sandy. battering the east koflt tonight. it made land fall at 5:00 our time. sandy has been down graded from a hurricane to a post tropical depression. >> now, she's left more than 1.5 million people without power. the jersey shore got a major pounding today. wave waves from point pleasant to new jersey and the town of seaside hit by a huge storm of storm water. >> here is the picture from new york city. sandy is churning up waters of new york harbor, stock markets are closed. it will be that way tomorrow as well as well as a construction crane toppled by the wind is dangling 74 floors above mid town manhattan. >> here is snow falling as sandy collides with a powerful cold front coming in from canada. blizzard warnings and higher elevations could get oup three feet. >> the president cancelled campaign appearances to deal with this. here he is getting a briefing today in the situation room. we want to turn now to abc 7 spencer christian. tracking sandy into the night. >> this is a storm worth tracking all day into the night this, is our doppler radar. you can see how massive this is affe
,600 here in the d.c. burbs. >>> sandy also caused damage in fairfax county. trees came crash down and brought down power lines with them. this is the scene in annandale. a giant tree toppled and nearly missed clara reynolds' house. >> very frightening. >> reporter: how loud? >> real loud. you probably could have heard it a couple blocks. >> others suffered damage to their roofs. norm richards was inspecting his home earlier today, found a small leak. he used wood and blue tarp to make a temporary fix. neighbors say despite some of the damage they know sandy could have been a whole lot worse. >>> clean-up is going on now in ocean city, maryland, where it is a whole lot worse. it will be a long time before that area recovers. fox 5's sherri ly is live now with more. >> reporter: we're here in annapolis on our way back from ocean city and as you mentioned, hurricane sandy could have been far worse, but that does not mean that the beaches in the bay areas escaped unscathed. here at the city docks in annapolis you can see they have some minor flooding down here. the waters are recedi
, a developing impact from sandy in our area, a leak at a water plant in maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. this is all happening at the little pautuxent reclaimation plant in howard county. sky fox is over that scene right now. the overflow was caused by a power outage. bg and e has made the plant a top priority to get back online. there are no mandatory evacuations at this time. residents are asked to avoid the little pautuxent river, south of route 32. >>> in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people in d.c., maryland and virginia are waking up in the dark this morning following sandy's arrival. here are the current numbers, dominion reports more than 103,000 customer out in northern virginia, about 21,000 pepco customers are without power, that number is down. bg and e has around 82,000 outages in montgomery, prince georges, howard and dutchess counties. novec, potomac edison and smeco, is that what people call it? are there is experiencing significant outages. >>> if you are headed out today, a reminder that metro is closed again this
now in new york city and long island because of the damage from former hurricane sandy. >> it's still amazing to see these images. sandy is now connected to the deaths of at least 17 people across the united states. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple, the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. we know now there's at least 10 to $20 billion in damage and 15,000 flights across the united states have been canceled. ines ferre is live in new york with more on the wrath of sandy. >>> reporter: hurricane sandy flooded some areas of new york city, knocked out power of thousands, and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a l
's matt gutman, he's been wading through it day and night. >> and hurricane sandy is such an unusual storm. a once in a generation event. sam is leading our team coverage from lower manhattan. and, sam, what exactly makes sandy so different and so powerful? >> oh, george, there's a huge list about this storm. but first, let's start with the size of this thing. we're going to show you the 3-d satellite. you're going to see the clouds that stretch from well, really, bermuda all the way up the coastline to hudson bay and canada and beyond the arctic circle. with the 3-d view, you can actually see there's been a little center. we've seen some eye in the storm and then it starts to go away. some people are surprised the storm going north gained a little strength overnight. and it did that because it moved into the warmer waters of the gulf stream. it runs off the eastern seaboard and it gives that storm the little oomph that it needs before tell heads to the coastline. all the experts are still pointing to the storm just to the shoreline around 1:00 this morning, somewhere near the atlantic cit
out? >> we do not know the answer to that. all of the events are capricious such as sandy. you can't tell which wave is going to be packing the most punch. sometimes it's the second, third, or last one. so it's sort of a train wreck coming through slowly but surely. and you have to make sure that you have a very good idea that the worst is by you before you start sending people back into the areas that could be affected. >> so of course as you prepare for the worst, you mentioned the phrase train wreck. i've talked to a number of people live on air. and the good news it seems is though people in hawaii have been through and while concern is high, there's no real panic. >> that's correct. we have a lot of experience with it. the one public was that it was a very short fuse. when it happened in japan, we had about six hours. when it happens off the coast of south america we have that much, maybe more. this was 2 1/2 hours. because it's a direct shot at the hawaiian island. slarlt, we h as a result -- as result, we had to make sure everything was done, and happily the experiences of t
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